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Air ducts are the delivery mechanism for a home or businesses heating and cooling system. Many times air ducts are referred to as the "lungs" of the home, meaning they breathe air in and exhale air out. They connect to the furnace or air conditioning system and transport the conditioned air to the living or office space.

A heating and cooling system is designed to pull air from the occupied space and condition it to the desired temperature chosen by the thermostat. The way these system do this is by using air ducts. Air ducts will remove air from a space by using a "return" duct and deliver the conditioned air through a "supply" duct. Air ducts can be made up of several hundred feet of ducting snaking through a home or business.

As dust and debris accumulates in a duct system, the air that travels through can pick up those particulates and spread them throughout your home or business. As humans we are constantly producing dust. Add pets, cooking odors, renovation projects and smoking into the mix and your duct system could dirty much quicker than most. This is why the National Air Duct Cleaners Association recommends an air duct cleaning every 3-5 years.

Air ducts can be made up of a variety of materials. The most common material for air ducts is galvanized sheet metal. Other materials for air ducts could be flexible tubing called "flex ducts," fiber board duct or "insulated" or "lined" ductwork.

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Why should air ducts be cleaned?

Because air ducts are pulling air from spaces and delivering the conditioned air back to those spaces, they are also sucking up any particulate or debris and pumping it back into the same space. It is not uncommon for an air duct to accumulate several pounds of dirt and debris. When these particulates enter the air ducts they may fully cycle through the system or stay lodged in the air ducts, only to come lose months or years down the roads. Debris can be made up of different types of things such as ...

  • Mold
  • Mildew
  • VOC's
  • Carpet Fibers
  • Pet Hair
  • Dead skin cells
  • Pet Dander
  • Construction Debris
  • Smoke Odor

What is an air duct cleaning?

Air duct cleaning is the service of cleaning the inside surfaces of the ductwork and restoring them back to their original state. Air ducts designed to be free and clear of dirt and debris, allowing air to pass through safely and easily.

A proper air duct cleaning as stated by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) is to accomplish "total source removal," meaning the debris should be completely removed and every piece of ducting should be cleaned.

Amistee uses the most common and the most powerful piece of equipment for air duct cleaning, a vacuum truck. This piece of highly specialized equipment is a self-contained truck that is fully equipped with all the proper tools to clean air duct systems.

The vacuum trucks that Amistee uses ranges between 16,000-17,000 cubic feet per minute (CFM) in suction power. That's equivalent to the suction power of 425 upright Hoover vacuums! The trucks pull all of the dirt and debris in ductwork to a collection bin inside the truck.

Amistee also uses a portable piece of equipment to clean the air duct of a home, business or large commercial building. The average CFM ranges from 2,000-5,000 for a well maintained piece of equipment.

Keep in mind, there is a range in quality and suction power of portable air duct cleaning equipment. If you choose to have your air ducts cleaned by a company that you feel while provide the best value for your money, make sure that their portable equipment is high-efficiency particulate arresting (HEPA). HEPA filters can capture 99.97% of all debris greater than .3 microns, which is the size of most bacteria.

It's important to remember that all pieces of the air duct delivery system (air ducts) must be cleaned to provide you with results.

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What makes Amistee different ?

Just like any industry, there are companies that will try and take advantage of consumers that are unaware of what to expect or what needs to be done for an air duct cleaning. The truth is, when air duct cleaning is done right it really works.

Amistee Air Duct Cleaning is one of the most referred air duct cleaning companies in Michigan. Amistee has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and is state licensed and insured. We're also proud that we've received over 2,500 5-Star Google Reviews from customers all over Michigan. We provide exceptional customer service and provide before and after pictures, ensuring you the job was done right.

Shoe covers are worn on each technician and all flooring is protected throughout the duration of our service. The largest air duct cleaning trucks in the industry will be used to clean the air duct system.

Amistee was founded in 2005 by owners Mike McCowan and Steve Dickinson. Both Mike and Steve know what it's like to be a consumer and pledge to you that utmost care will be taken during every step of the cleaning process.

A 100% guarantee will be given to each customer to ensure every job is done right.

Be sure to do your research when choosing an air duct cleaning company. The best thing you can do when searching for a company is to look at their history with past clients and recent jobs that they've done. If they do good work and are proud of the work they do they should be happy to connect you with one of their recent customers.

Do they have any complaints on the Better Business Bureau (BBB)? Ask if they have referrals from past customers in your area or from customers who have similar duct configurations? Check to see how long they have been in business. Ask to see if the company is licensed and insured. Do other companies refer the particular air duct cleaner? Make sure the price they are quoting you will not change and if so, why.